Ajay Devgn’s song Des mere given a Gen-Z spin for Independence Day

Tips Music has created a “new” Gen-Z version of Des mere. Photo: Picture N Kraft International

On the occasion of India completing 75 years of Independence, Tips Music released a new version of their popular patriotic song, Des mere des mere by adding a tadka of Rap to it. For the first time, a patriotic song has been looked at through the lens of new-age music, and the company is calling it “Patriotic Rap”.

Sung by Bandish and Deeksha Toor, with Huma Sayyed’s vocals for the Rap, its music is by Sid Paul and the lyrics are penned by Rishi Pathak.

The revamped version is a take on the original song to declare undying love for India. The lyrics create resonance with the theme of identity, love and oneness towards India. The words remind everyone about the countless sacrifices of those who laid down their lives protecting the freedom of this country while making every Indian proud about their nationality and giving listeners goose-bumps.

Says Bandish, “For the first time, a patriotic song in the form of Rap has been created. Though the original version will always be special, this one stirs up emotions of patriotism and also serves as a potent reminder of the sacrifice made by the country’s soldiers.”

Huma Sayyed adds, “No one could have imagined a Rap version for such an iconic track. There have been multiple patriotic songs made, but none fit into the Rap genre. It has our heart and soul in it.”

Sid Paul says, “It is after two years that we are celebrating Independence Day physically. On the occasion of Independence Day, the nation might be dealing with multiple issues, but everyone can put that aside to celebrate.”

Rishi Pathak maintains, “Rap is one of the few genres that can propel change and give a message. With the right use of words, it can ignite emotions buried deep in hearts. Our aim with Des mere des mere is to give a message for unity, loud and clear, while instilling feelings of patriotism or deshbhakti.”

The original song from the Tips Film’s 2002 The Legend of Bhagat Singh, starring Ajay Devgn and Amrita Rao, was rendered by Sukhwinder Singh and A.R. Rahman, written by Sameer and composed by A.R. Rahman.



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